CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS - CONTINUED
Oil passages. Particular attention must be given to all oil passages in castings and machined parts. Oil passages must be
clean and free to any obstructions.
Clean passages with wire probes to break up any sludge or gum deposits.
Wash passages by flushing with solvents (TM 9-247).
Dry passages with compressed air.
Oil seals, electrical cables and flexible hoses.
Washing oil seals, electrical cables and flexible hoses with dry cleaning solvents or mineral spirits will cause
serious damage or destroy the material.
Wash electrical cables and flexible hose with water and mild soap solution and wipe dry.
Oil seals are generally damaged during removal, so cleaning will not be necessary since new seals will be used in
Bearings require special cleaning. After removing surface oil and gum deposits, place bearings in hot oil, 140°F
(60°C), to loosen congealed oil and grease. Wipe bearings dry. Do not use compressed air. After cleaning, coat
bearings with oil, wrap in paper, and hold for inspection.
Refer to TM 9-247 for information and care of bearings.
Machine tooled parts.
Clean machine tooled parts with dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680).
Dry parts with compressed air.
Clean machined surfaces with dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680).
Dry surfaces with compressed air.
Remove old gasket and/or sealing compound using wire brush and dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680).
Lightly oil and wrap all parts subject to rust before storing.
Rusted surfaces. Clean all rusted surfaces using wire brush and crocus cloth.
Oil bathed internal parts. Wipe oil bather internal parts clean with lint free cloth.
Air actuated internal parts. Wipe air actuated internal parts clean with lint free cloth.
Externally exposed parts. Wash externally exposed parts with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
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